Campaigning in Pakistan officially ended at midnight on Thursday. After months of campaigning, political parties may now become enmeshed in negotiations of putting the country on the right track.
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, addresses his supporters during an election campaign rally, in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan speaks to his supporters during an election campaign in Karachi, Pakistan on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. One of Pakistan's most prominent politicians,Mr Khan, fell 15 feet from a stage at a political rally Tuesday in Lahore, injuring him.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party Chairman Imran Khan is seen on screen, as he addresses through a video link from his recovery bed, to an election campaign rally in Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday.
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, sits with people visiting his residence to console over his son's abduction in Multan, Pakistan on Thursday.
Pakistani army soldiers, and police officers guard outside the city court where election materials are delivered to be dispatched to polling stations in Lahore.
Supporters of Pakistan's People's party chant slogans during a rally in Karachi.
Offices are decorated with posters showing candidates of Pakistan People's Party (PPP), left, and candidates of Pakistan Muslim League-N party headed by Nawaz Sharif, right, in Islamabad.